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Houston 2015 behind-the-scenes: The Warmup Room

When I went to my first World Championshipss way back in 2010 the experience was very much a guerrilla affair: I arrived with no tickets, no media pass, and no clue how I was going to gain entry into anything. … Continue reading

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Houston: The Kazakhstan of America and the 2015 World Championships

Much like last year, I very nearly didn’t make it to this year’s World Championships, held in glorious Houston, Texas. After an unseasonably warm autumn in the Midwest, the climate here went from Tatooine to Hoth in what felt like a … Continue reading

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The 2014 Worlds? A mysterious phone call from Mr Lu…

KAZAKHSTAN! Can it really be? Is it true that another World Championships have arrived? Ye gods where does the time go?! I nearly missed the entire affair, were it not for a phone call early this morning. The caller was … Continue reading

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The Human Circus turns four!

Another year, another 5000 videos posted by Klokov. And another birthday! Yes, the Human Circus, née “The Mint 400” way back in 2010, has just turned a ripe four years old. I have no conception of what four-year-old children do, … Continue reading

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Review of “The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story”

The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story, by Ognian Georgiev, translated by Ilko Germanov [NB: I recognize this is not Part II of the Mike Grabero/Lydiet Valentin fiasco love story. But iambic pentameter takes time! And effort. For those of … Continue reading

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